Ford Australia 1968

Falcon XT
Fairmont
Fairlane ZB
Galaxie

Australia

The 1968 Falcon XT model featured a mild facelift, with a divided grille, and inset driving lights for the GT. The GT also replaced the thick lower body stripes of the XR with narrow stripes along the waistline from grille to tail light. The tail lights were still round but instead of the small round indicator of the XR, the XT model had a long indicator across the light. Otherwise all external bodypanels and bumpers were the same as the XR. Inside, the XT gained a 'strip' speedometer in place of the round gauges of the XR. The XT buyer also could choose a 188 cu in (3.1 L) or a 221 cu in (3.6 L) 6-cylinder engine. The 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 engine was replaced by a new 302 cu in (4.9 L) unit.
A Fairlane model change to the ZB series in March 1968 saw the 200 grow to 221-cubic-inch (3.62 L) and the 289 grow to 302-cubic-inch (4.95 L), the top model remaining the Fairlane 500 with the larger engine. The Fairlane name badge on the rear guards is now in script rather than capitals as it had been on the ZA. The only notable external change is the tail-light design, again following the general look of the Falcon XT. The base model is now known as Fairlane Custom. Wheelbase 116".

 

Falcon and Fairmont

  6 cyl.
188 cu.in.
(3080 cc)
114 bhp
6 cyl.
221 cu.in.
(3622 cc)
135 bhp
V8 cyl.
302 cu.in.
(4949 cc)
210 bhp
Falcon 500
  Sedan
  Wagon
std opt opt
Fairmont
  Sedan
  Wagon
- std opt

 


Fairmont Wagon

 

Fairlane

wb: 116 in. 6 cyl.
221 cu.in.
3622 cc
135 hp
V8 cyl.
302 cu.in.
4949 cc
210 hp
Custom Sedan std opt
500 Sedan - std

 


Fairlane 500


Fairlane 500


Fairlane Custom

 

Galaxie 500

wb: 119 in. V8 cyl.
302 cu.in.
210 hp
V8 cyl.
390 cu.in.
280 hp
Sedan 4-dr